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Lake Biwa Yakatabune (Houseboat)
Yakatabune Shiki

Quality time where you can enjoy the changing views from season to season and the cuisine

The name of the houseboat "Shiki" means four seasons. As it is named, you can enjoy the scenery of Seta River and Lake Biwa that has different beauty depending on the season. Also we provide meals that include ingredients special to the season.
Please spend a leisurely time on "Yakatabune Shiki".

The specifications of the Yakatabune (Houseboat)

  • Overall length 17m
  • Ceiling height 190㎝
  • Catamaran type ship to reduce pitching as much as possible
  • Tables and chair seats
  • Observation deck available
  • Toilets (Bidet type "Washlet")

Meals

A special quality time on the water with seasonal cuisine and a feeling of luxury

We provide meals that are made of some seasonal ingredients so that you can enjoy the items of the season.
The meals that we provide are supervised by Yasuhiro Shimizu, a head chef of the Japanese-style inn, " Shin Omi Bekkan".

LUNCH

appetizer
sashimi (raw fish)
tempura
grilled food
rice dish

※ Cooking is an example.

One cup of oolong tea
We sell soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on board

There is Teatime cruise between the the time of Lunch cruise and Dinner cruise.

DINNER

appetizer
starter
sashimi (raw fish)
tempura
grilled food
rice dish
dessert

※ Cooking is an example.

CHILDREN (twelve and under)

fried Shrimp
fried chicken
hamburg steak etc

We prepare menu for children. (with a glass of juice)

Prices

Adult Child※1
Lunch cruise ¥6,000(+tax) ¥4,500(+tax)
Tea time cruise ¥2,000(+tax)
Dinner cruise※2 ¥11,000(+tax) ¥5,500(+tax)

【 The above amounts include below fare and fee for each use. 】

  • Lunch cruise … Boat fare and fee for special ‘Ichimatsu’ lunch box [with a glass of oolong tea]
  • Tea time cruise … Boat fare only
  • Dinner cruise … Boat fare and fee for Shiki’s special small lunch box

※1.Child is the menu for children’s dishes. (Elementary school child)
※2.1,000 yen up on Friday and the day before a holiday
※Free for babies and infants needing no sheet.
※Minimum number of participants : 10

【 Charter Boat Fare [for group use such as memorial service, party, meeting and so on] 】

for group use such as memorial service, party, meeting and so on

  • Minimum number of participants : 20 [For less than 20 passengers, fare for the 20 passengers will be charged.]
  • Arrival and departure time:the same time schedule as riding together use
  • Charter boat use passengers can choose details of the cruise as below
    • ①Course…Lake Biwa/Otsu Port *Lake Biwa/Otsu Port Course only for Dinner cruise
    • ②Departure time of dinner cruise [from 17:30 – PM to 19:00PM]

Food and drink from outside is prohibited. No pets are allowed.
The schedule and the course might be cancelled, shortened, or changed in the case of stormy weather or high water level.
Cancellation fee: 50% for 10 days from 2days before the departure day, 90% for the day before the departure day, 100% on the day.
For change of the number of passengers, please contact us each time.
There is a posssiblity that short notice might not be received.
The sheets would be arranged according to the number of passengers. When reservation is crowded, there would be riding together.
For reservation and more details, please click here.

Course

There are two courses for lunch cruises and for tea time cruises, and there is one course for dinner cruises.
All of these courses will start from in front of Shin Omi Bekkan.

Lunch cruise・Tea time1
<Seta River /
Ishiyamadera Temple Course>

This is a course that goes through the Seta River. The course will pass under Seta no karahashi (Karahashi Bridge), pass close to Ishiyamadera Temple, and turn back just before Setagawa-araizeki.

Private pier (Departure) Seta no karahashi (Karahashi Bridge) Ishiyamadera TempleShort of Setagawa-araizeki (Turn back) Ishiyamadera TempleSeta no karahashi (Karahashi Bridge) Private pier (Returning home)

Cruising time:About 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Tea time:About 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Arrival and departure time:
11:30AM - 12:50 PM
Tea time:
1st. 13:50PM - 15:00PM
2nd. 15:35PM - 16:45PM

*The lunch course can be selected at the time reservations are made.
*The course of tea time cruise is shorter than that of lunch cruise.

Lunch cruise・Tea time2
<Lake Biwa
/Otsu Port Course>

Dinner cruise
<Lake Biwa
/Otsu Port Course>

Access

It is a location facing the Biwako · Setagawa, which is easy to access about 20 minutes from JR Kyoto Station.
Enjoy a boat trip in the elegant nature.

Boarding location
Pier on the side of "Shin Omi Bekkan", (along Seta River).
Address
〒520-0831 
18-10 Matsubara-cho, Otsu-shi, Shiga
TEL
077-548-7727
Persons coming by train
Persons coming by JR:Get off at Ishiyama Station on the JR Biwako Line, about an 8-minute walk East
Persons coming by the Keihan Railway:Get off at Ishiyama Station on the Keihan Railway Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line, about an 8-minute walk East
Persons coming by car
There is no parking lot for private car in Shin Omi Bekkan.
So guests arriving by car are required to use parking lot near there.

Surrounding Areas

These are the scenic areas around Seta River and Lake Biwa.
By all means, please drop by when you come.

  • Seta no Karahashi Bridge

    〒520-2134
    Karahashi-cho, Otsu City, Shiga

  • Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine

    〒524-0113
    5-1-1 Sakamoto, Otsu City, Shiga

  • Biwako Valley

    〒520-0514
    1547-1 Kido, Otsu City, Shiga

  • Ishiyama-dera Temple

    〒520-0861
    1-1-1 Ishiyamadera, Otsu City, Shiga

  • Takebe Taisha Shrine

    〒520-2132
    1-16-1 Jinryo, Otsu City, Shiga

  • Lake Biwa Flower Fountain

    〒520-0047
    Otsu City, Shiga

  • Ukimido (Mangetsuji Temple)

    〒520-0242
    1-16-18 Honkatata, Otsu City, Shiga

  • Hieizan Enryakuji Temple

    〒520-0116
    4220 Sakamotohoncho, Otsu City, Shiga

Reservations and Inquiries

Please feel free to contact us. You can make inquiries by phone, email or fax.

077-548-7727

FAX 077-548-7737

Reception time Weekday9:00-18:00

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